24th Dec 2016

Solar FREAKIN’ Cell Phones

What: This is a challenge to run your cell phone from off-grid solar! Who: You and anybody else who’s interested in, advocates or talks about green energy and the environment. Where:...

08th Feb 2013

Solar Cell Phone

Today I worked on my solar cell phone project. The idea is to try and run my cell phone off the grid. Panel: 10W (34x20cm, 18V, .6A) Charge Control: 120W...

04th Jan 2013

First Solar Charge

The other day was nice and sunny so I put my cell phone on one of the solar chargers. The battery was so low the phone would not start up....

28th Dec 2012

Crank Charger for Cell Phone

Before I made my good DIY solar charger, I just had this simple charger. So I made this crank backup to survive times when there wasn’t enough sun for the...

28th Dec 2012

Solar Cell Charging

I received some new stuff today. One item was A 5W panel which is charging my phone as I write this. My phone was at about 50% battery so it...

28th Dec 2012

Four Cell Phones Going Solar

So far we have four cell phones (including mine) that we are taking off the power grid to run on solar power. Here’s a shot from last night. I installed...

27th Dec 2012

Solar Cell Phone

The other day I ordered some stuff for getting some cell phones off the electric grid as an experiment. In the mean time I managed to find enough stuff in...

08th Dec 2012

Feel the Power

The average person doesn’t understand the scope of human energy use.  I decided to make installations to demonstrate energy by letting people peddle or crank a generator to power common...